Researchers working on blood test to predict premature births

Scientists are trialling a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. Preliminary results, published in the journal Science, suggest it is accurate in up to 80% of high-risk women. The team, at Stanford University, in the US, say it is also as accurate as ultra-sound scans at predicting due dates

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature birthsEach year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

Researchers found that use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy increased risk of miscarriage by as much as twofold.

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriageA link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

Pollution can lower your baby’s birth weight, say researchers

Researchers of Sri Ramchandra University in Chennai have conducted a research on the effect of the rising pollution on the foetus. If a pregnant woman is exposed to 10 microgram pollution, the baby's birth weight reduces by 4 grams

Pollution can lower your baby’s birth weight, say researchersAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, cities like Delhi and Mumbai are witnessing a rise in a lot of health issues. Researchers at Sri Ramchandra University conducted research in Chennai and the surrounding two districts. Since last five years, 1,200 women were studied.  In the 10 micrograms pollution, […]

Doctor treats foetal abnormality in mothers’s womb, saves life 

Nita Parekh (name changed) was a jovial 6-months-pregnant woman who came for her routine check-up to a city clinic. During the check-up she was told that her foetus seemed to have an abnormally high heartbeat. It was about 220/ minute. By giving medicine to the pregnant lady, the foetus was brought back to normalcy

Doctor treats foetal abnormality in mothers’s womb, saves life Nita Parekh waited for her turn patiently at Fortis Hospital, Mulund for her routine pregnancy check-up in September. A foetal echo was done as a part of the check-up. Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of the pregnancy. The technology screens the heart of the foetus very […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boy

 The Supreme Court had order termination of the pregnancy of the 13-year-old rape victim on Sept 06, 2017. But, as termination was possibly life threatening for the minor girl, owing to complications. The doctors at JJ hospital decided to perform a delivery via C-section

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boyMumbai’s 13 year old rape victim has delivered a baby boy, on Friday afternoon in Sir JJ group of Hospital’s. Doctors say the baby was delivered through C-section around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The doctors, who performed the surgery, informed My Medical Mantra that both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine. While speaking […]

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victim

Supreme Court (SC) of India has passed the order of abortion of a 13-year-old rape survivor. She is in the 31st week of her pregnancy. Reportedly, SC has ordered to carry out the abortion on September 8

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victimMy Medical Mantra had exclusively reported about the case after a leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 13-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. The victim then had filed a petition in SC, pleading for abortion of her foetus. Nishant Katneshwarkar, Chief Standing Council, State […]

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

Twenty-two people have died after a five-storey building collapsed this morning in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar area. Among those who were brought dead to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, the body of a 35-year-old pregnant woman was also included

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapseMumbai woke up to another shock after heavy rains lashed Mumbai, two days ago. As a residential building on Pakmodia street near Mumbai’s renowned Bhendi Bazaar area collapsed on Thursday morning. So far, the mishap has claimed the lives of 22 innocent people and injured 14. “Sakina Chashmawala, a 35-year-old woman who was six-months pregnant […]